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O-Meal poisoning: Osun govt summons cooks, officials, affected students discharged - NaijaAgroNet

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The Osun State government has summoned cooks and officials of the O-Meal at St James Primary School B, Owoope Osogbo following a food poisoning scare, reports NaijaAgroNet.
O-Meal poisoning: Osun govt summons cooks, officials, affected students discharged - NaijaAgroNet
The incident which led to hospitalisation of some students saw the government raising tot he challenge by footing the hospital bills, even as the students have since been discharged.

According to the State Governor, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke directed immediate action when the matter was reported to him by the Special Adviser on O-Meal, Mrs Grace Oluwaseyi Ayodele.

The Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Oluomo Kolapo Alimi, in a press statement available to 
NaijaAgroNet, quoted the Governor as having subsequently directed stoppage of further food cooking at the affected school pending the outcome of the investigations.

The affected cooks in the said schools alongside the Planning officer for the O-Meal programme have also been summoned to a meeting by Tuesday morning.

Additionally, the Governor has directed enforcement of food standard and control as well as the auditing of the O-Meal structure to forestall future occurrence.

Meanwhile, the Government is settling the medical bills of the affected students as narrated by the Chairman of the Local Government Education Authority, Mr Nathaniel Ojetola.

The LGEA Chairman who was at the forefront of the intervention efforts disclosed that a total number of 18 students were treated and discharged.

The total student population of the school is two hundred while one hundred and three are within the population receiving food from the O-Meal Programme.

A government delegation is also visiting families of the affected students.

Ayo Midele/Editor

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